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Uncorking the Success of Barefoot Wines
That’s the magic recipe Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey discovered in 1986 in Sonoma County, California. The founders of Barefoot Winery came to the School of Hotel Administration to talk about their entrepreneurial story detailed in their new … Read More
By CURT SCHLEIER, FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
In the early 1980s, the wine market was largely dedicated to what Michael Houlihan calls “the sniff, sip and spit crowd.”
That is, people who prided themselves on their knowledge of fine wine — or could fake it.
But Houlihan and his partner, Bonnie Harvey, saw a market for inexpensive yet quality
Bonnie Harvey is the co-founder of Barefoot Cellars along with partner Michael Houlihan. She was Vice President and “The Original Foot” for 19 years. There she had a wide variety of duties, doing whatever was necessary to operate the business. While Michael’s role was “big picture visionary,” Bonnie translated his ideas into workable processes and displayed a genius for managing the millions of details… Read More
Tomorrow, we have the honor of being interviewed by our friend Matt DiGeronimo, Host of The Smith Floyd Water Cooler. Matt wrote a fantastic book review about our book, The Barefoot Spirit and we will post some snippets and link you to the full article on his website.
Let’s start with that which is obvious about the book, “The Barefoot Spirit” :
A New York Times Bestseller in the “we did it, so you can too” … Read More
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) – The founders of Barefoot Wine have a new book out talking about their unique journey of building one of the countries top selling wines. Although it may not have happened if not for the current owner of a Boise restaurant.
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey started Barefoot Wine out of their laundry room in California back in 1985. The current owner of the Stagecoach Inn in Boise, Rick… Read More
Check out our two part interview on The Wine Crush by Laura Lawson. To listen to the interview, please click the play buttons below.
Part 1 Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey on Wine Crush Part 1
Part 2 Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey on Wine Crush Part 2… Read More
Inkandescent Magazine Wrote a recent article on the art of leaning in after the book “Lean In” by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Inkandescent asked us for insights on how we worked together to build Barefoot Wine and about our book “The Barefoot Spirit”
Here’s a partnership perspective from an entrepreneurial couple without kids.
We asked Barefoot Wine… Read More
by Cyril Penn | May 24, 2013 | 2:35 PM
These days, Barefoot is owned by E&J Gallo and is a six-million case brand. It wasn’t always that way.
Most people aren’t familiar with the improbable story of how Barefoot started.… Read More